"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 8, 1887

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Title

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 8, 1887

Subject

Black Periodicals
Gossip--Published
Journalists/Writers
Humor
Rumors
Social Events
Political Affairs
Gender Norms
Racism/Racist Violence
Religion
Reputation
Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?

Description

In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others,

  • "That two pretty light complexioned girls were asked by a lady in one of the large dry goods stores of what nationality they were. That she has conceded to the idea that one was a Jewess and the other a pure Anglo-Saxon."
  • "That Miss Rhonda Broughton, the famous English novelist, has an unusual power of enthralling men."
  • "That a Chicago girl has found out the great secret upon which the art of dressing well depends. [...]."
  • "That Martin Luther says that Christians should not entirely flee from comedies because now and then there are coarse matters in them; for the same reason we might cease to read the Bible."

For more info on the column and its author, please see the description for "They Say," Dec 4, 1886, and our entry on Lillian A. Lewis.

Credit

My Heritage (via Boston Public Library)

Creator

Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?

Source

The Boston Advocate

Publisher

W. Grandison & J.B. Powell, Jr.

Date

1887-01-08

Type

Reference

Article Item Type Metadata

Archive

Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Geocode (Latitude)

42.3602534

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.0582912

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Citation

Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?, “"They Say,"The Boston Advocate, Jan 8, 1887,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/999.

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